Captured the day before at location given. Seemed to be fairly common in the subalpine.
San Bernardino County, California, US
ID from posting to BugGuide
Cochise County, Arizona, US
The sand-covered, silken cocoon of the chaparral yucca moth (Tegeticula maculata).
Yucca Moth (Tegeticula yuccasella) found on door of my building 6106 S. University Ave.
The Prodoxidae are a family of moths, generally small in size and nondescript in appearance. They include species of moderate pest status, such as the currant shoot borer, and others of considerable ecological and evolutionary interest, such as various species of "Yucca Moths".